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Old 07-07-2009, 10:58 PM
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Okay so no CWD's. Could anyone advise me on the best way to heat the viv if needed? Would a heat mat be effective considering it's made of wood?
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Old 07-07-2009, 11:23 PM
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all depends on what yor deciding to get if your getting a cresty then a heat mat would be fine
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Old 07-07-2009, 11:24 PM
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i prefer the snakes more myself
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Old 07-07-2009, 11:36 PM
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Okay say I wanted to use a heat mat where would be the best place to put it, under the viv or on the side of the viv? Also I've heard with a wooden viv you can cover the heat mat with ceramic tile and place it in the viv for better heating. This sound dangerous to me but I thought it would be better to ask the experts

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Old 07-07-2009, 11:44 PM
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ive never heard of putting a tile over the heat mat thing befor anyway it would probly be best to put the heat mat at the botom of the viv only covering half the floor so it got a hot and cold side and if your using a flourecent tube that will produce some heat as well for up the top of the viv hope this helps
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OK thanks for the help
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Old 07-07-2009, 11:52 PM
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Did I miss the point here chaps, are we talking about arboreal animals here, but we want the heat on the floor????

Come one chaps, think about it

Jay
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Old 07-07-2009, 11:55 PM
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lol sorry im in a world of my own atm
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Old 07-07-2009, 11:59 PM
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I feel like a right newbie
If you could recommend exactly what to buy for heating it would be great, thanks.
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Old 08-07-2009, 12:27 AM
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As I mentioned earlier, if you are going for a crestie, than the temp range is between 65f~80f, you want it around 65f~70f at night, and around 75f~80f max during the day, this should be the temp of your room/flat/house, anyway, unless you live in a fridge

So no extra heating is required, however, if you do live in a fridge, and the temps strugle to get above 70f in the day, then an approprate size ceramic heater, caged and stated will do the job. the only lights you want on during the day is the uv tube.

Jay

P.S. you can put the ceramic on the roof, or on the side about 3/4 the way up from the floor, make sure the stat probe is close enough to the ceramic as to keep it from running too hot, if it does run hot and the guard gets too hot, you may have to get some perferated metal sheeting and make a bigger guard. But to be honest, I dont think it would be nessecery. However, you should have the viv up and running for a while to check that all is good befor you put the animal in
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